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How do forum websites detect someone as a spammer?

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posted Dec 19, 2018 by Anshu Agarwal

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Well, forum website does have algorithms that detect a users usage and the behaviour. They also have moderators specified that always are very active in identifying these spammers.

But one the basic techniques they use to identify you as a spammer by receiving feedback from other users about you, that is if they mark you as a spammer or not. You might have seen various forums having a specific button to flag someone or to identify someone as a spammer. Well more you will be flagged, more you’ll have the chance to be identified as a potential spammer.

Users with high flags are reported to the moderators and then they can review the activity and user’s behaviour and then decide whether the user is a spammer or not.

answer Dec 20, 2018 by Alok Kumar